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    Home Connect Boss Mayanja Speaks out On Using Kabaka’s Radio, TV To Promote Fraud, Threatens To Drag Lawyers To Law Council For Petitioning Mayiga,  Maj. Gen. Kayanja  Cited…

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    Charles Lwanga Mayanja, the Managing Director Home Connect Properties Uganda Limited has spoken out on the petition to Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga against him over using Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s television and radio to promote fraud.

    In an early morning phone call to theGrapevine news desk, Mayanja threatened to drag lawyers from Kimanje Nsibambi Advocates to the Law Council over indiscipline and being malicious against him and his real estate company.

    He explained that the said land at Busiro Block 38 Plot 877 at Namayumba Wakiso district is not part of the land which he promised to give to the winner of ENTANDA YA BUGANDA Competition which is being broadcasted live on Buganda’s CBS radio and BBS Television.

    In their petition to Mayiga, the lawyers were asking him to intervene and stop the ongoing television and radio adverts of Home Connect sponsoring the competition.

    “The purpose of this letter therefore is to inform you to advise the media to immediately halt the said adverts as they might bring into disrepute the Kingdom, if in future it turns out that the public bought air as a result of the said advertisement,” lawyers stated.

    Mayanja accused lawyers with their client Kassim Buyondo of luring him into a troubled land deal which has a lot of incumbrances.

    He said that after making the first installment of Shs.400m out of Shs1.5bn of the agreeable price, he discovered that Zion Construction Limited, Lilian Ndagire, Allen Nambi, the administrators of the estate of the late Herbert Ssemambo, Gerald Batte, Jubilee Real Estate had interests on the said land and the matter was in Courts of law.

    He claims that when he paid the said Shs400m to Buyondo’s lawyers and transferred the land title into his company’s names, he received letters from the land office threatening to cancel his land titles on ground that there was fraud when it was transferred into Kayondo’s names.

    “I have been using a lot of money to secure that land, many of the problems on that land are a result of those lawyers’ fraudulent deals. I talked to Kayondo and denied instructing those lawyers to write that letter to Mayiga because it is not a Court of law nor commissioner land registration. I’m going to deal with that man Kimanje in the law council,” Mayanja said.

    He added that he demanded billions from Kayondo after selling to him another piece of land at Kikandwa in Wakiso district and it was later discovered that it was not his and was taken by the owner.

    A furious Mayanja explained that Kayondo and his lawyers have been using security bosses to threaten him and revealed that he was summoned by Maj. Gen. Elly Kayanja to grill him on why he was not clearing the balance.

    “You know Gen. Kayanja was also a beneficiary of the deal that’s why he was also copied in the petition to Mayiga, I am telling you I am going to expose those lawyers,” Mayanja vowed.

    However, when Grapevine contacted Maj. Gen. Kayanja, he admitted having knowledge about the transaction and promised that he is going to make sure that the matter is settled amicably.

    ” I have summoned them on Thursday, they shoult not worry,” Kayanja said.

    HOME CONNECT PUT DEFENSE IN WRITING TO MAYIGA

    In a twist of events, Home Connect has also written a letter to Mayiga defending themselves.

    In their letter dated 28th October, 2022, Home Connect Properties Uganda Limited explained that the impugned letter from lawyers of Buyondo is intended to taint their good reputation that they have built for a long time.

    “The company has all the titles in respect to this piece of land and other estates owned by the at its office premises whose addresses are provided for in letter-head. Please feel free to send your trusted agents to inspect these documents of title and to be taken to the land itself for proof that we have documents of title to this estate and that we enjoy quiet possession of the same,” the letter stated in part.

    They further informed the premier that they have already instructed their lawyers to take action against the lawyers who challenged their ownership of the land they promised to give to the winner of Entanda ya Buganda Competition.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border

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    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”

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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder

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    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”

     

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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security

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    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”

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